Recently, we posted a question on the popular professional social networking site LinkedIn. We asked folks: What do you do to avoid distractions and stay focused on completing individual tasks? The answer, said many readers, lies in getting to work early, while all your co-workers were still asleep. Others suggested noise-cancelling earphones, turning off email, and for the truly enlightened, a good dose of zen concentration. Below, a sampling of the responses:

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